We have carried out a successful road safety operation in Doxey which resulted in more than 30 vehicles being stopped and an uninsured van being seized.
Officers from the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG) worked with Trading Standards, The Equipment Register and the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) during the operation.
The aim of the operation was to prevent any serious collisions or traffic-related incidents and deal with dangerous vehicles in poor conditions.
Around 35 vehicles were stopped.
Of these, a van was seized by officers for no insurance, two vehicles were issued with vehicle defect rectification forms, as a result of lighting and number plate issues, and a number of vehicles were stopped due to insecure loads.
PC Christopher Bagnall, of CMPG, said: “While many drivers were law abiding, we found causes to pull-over a number of vehicles during the operation.
“These operations are carried out to help keep our roads safe – and stop drivers from using vehicles which are dangerous.
“When a van or truck is carrying too much it becomes hard to manage and, therefore, the chances of it being involved in a road traffic collision are increased, especially in intermittent conditions. The same can be said for loads which are not secure as items falling from vehicles can cause serious problems. We must also ensure that HGV drivers are taking the correct number of breaks.
“We will continue to support the communities by dealing with safety on our roads.”